This week I was all set to write a review of The Way, a fantastic movie I saw over the weekend. However, two things conspired to force me to push the review back a week. The first? I am catching a plane home to Tennessee later this afternoon and have a ton to pull off between now and then. The second? You can never, EVER go wrong w/ sharing some good old Southern love w/ the masses.

That being said, this week we're going w/ one of my personal favorites for authentic Memphis-style pulled pork. (No, it isn't as good as Mama Stevens, but that recipes a proprietary secret, so you're getting mine instead)

Here goes…

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
·         1 boneless pork butt (about 5-6 pounds)
For Memphis Rub:
·         2 tablespoons paprika
·         1 tablespoon salt 
·         1 tablespoon onion powder
·         2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper 
·         1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne 

For Finishing Sauce:
·        2 cups ketchup 
·        2 cups chopped onion 
·        1 cup red wine vinegar 
·        2 cloves garlic, minced 
·        1/4 cup yellow mustard 
·        1/4 cup brown sugar 
·        1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

In a medium mixing bowl, mix rub ingredients into a  paste. Coat pork shoulder with rub, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hours. Preheat smoker and prepare for an 8 hour smoke. Make sure wood chips are soaked and drained before using. Add charcoal and wood chips as necessary to keep temperature low, or between 200 – 225°F. Smoke pork shoulder for about 8 hours or until internal temperatures reach 185°F. 

Once pork is cooked remove from smoker. Wrap tightly in foil and allow to sit for an hour. While pork is resting, prepare finishing sauce.  Blend together everything except the ketchup. Pour into a saucepan and add the ketchup. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Unwrap pork butt and shred. Combine pork with 1/3 of the table sauce. Keep warm and serve on white bread buns with remaining sauce on the side. Top with Cole Slaw and favorite finishing sauce.

Y'all know I'm not generally one to brag….but this is pretty heavenly. Im serious. There's a d

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